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Will a tooth infection kill me?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: It can
It can spread bacteria to the heart and cause the valves to malfunction.
One scary case i had started as a tooth abscess. It progressed to such an infection that the airway was almost completely obstructed. The patient needed a difficult awake tracheostomy placed. Plus tooth abscess hurts a lot. Best see a dentist.

In brief: It can
It can spread bacteria to the heart and cause the valves to malfunction.
One scary case i had started as a tooth abscess. It progressed to such an infection that the airway was almost completely obstructed. The patient needed a difficult awake tracheostomy placed. Plus tooth abscess hurts a lot. Best see a dentist.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: It potentially can
Unless treated properly and quickly.

In brief: It potentially can
Unless treated properly and quickly.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not all the time
Most tooth infections are self limited.
There are cases still, where the infection spreads in the blood stream causing sepsis, infection invades important blood vessels leading to the brain that indirectly can cause death. If you have a suspicion for a tooth infection see a dentist asap.

In brief: Not all the time
Most tooth infections are self limited.
There are cases still, where the infection spreads in the blood stream causing sepsis, infection invades important blood vessels leading to the brain that indirectly can cause death. If you have a suspicion for a tooth infection see a dentist asap.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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